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Eye on NFL, Duke Hoops Player May Head to Mich.

(Newser) - A quest to play pro football might keep a Duke basketball player in school for another year, ESPN reports. Greg Paulus, who has used up his basketball eligibility at Duke, has been offered a tryout for the school’s football team—but at receiver, not quarterback, where he starred in... More »

The Culture Wars, College Football Style

Michigan-Ohio State rivalry illuminates tale of '60s, '70s upheaval

(Newser) - The cultural disconnect between conservative college football programs and America’s liberalizing culture in the late 1960s and early ‘70s is the theme of War as They Knew It, a book by Detroit Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg. The survey of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry (which continues tomorrow) through... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Third Time a Charm for B.C. at Frozen Four

Gerbe scores two goals as Eagles win title game in third try

(Newser) - Nathan Gerbe no longer has to be a gracious runner-up. The nation's leading scorer led Boston College to the NCAA hockey championship that had eluded the talent-laden Eagles the last two seasons. Gerbe scored twice and added two assists in B.C.'s 4-1 win over Notre Dame at the... More »

Wisconsin Wins an Ugly One Over Michigan

Also, Illinois upsets Purdue while No. 19 MSU edges Ohio State

(Newser) - Eighth-ranked Wisconsin held Michigan to only 10 field goals and 20% shooting to win 51-34 in the lowest scoring game in Big 10 tournament history. The Badgers didn't exactly light up the scoreboard either, making a mere 34% of their shots. UW's Joe Krabbenhoft was high man with 12 points,... More »

Texas Wins Share of Big 12 Title

UConn routs Cincy; Purdue beats out Michigan

(Newser) - The Texas Longhorns earned a share of the Big 12 title today with a win over Oklahoma State, 62-57,  and will head into the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed, owning the tiebreaker over co-champion Kansas, reports the AP.  D.J. Augustin scored his average for  the... More »

Florida Starts Fast, Whips No. 14 Vandy

Spartans win 15th of 18 vs. Wolverines; No. 23 Xavier tops UMass

(Newser) - A run of 23 consecutive points and a balanced scoring attack propelled defending national champion Florida (18-3) to an 86-64 win over No. 14 Vanderbilt. Florida led 34-6 after 12 minutes and the Commodores could not recover. Their star scorer, Shan Foster, was held to only seven points, 13 below... More »

Kentucky Shocks No. 3 Tennessee 72-66

Badgers gnaw Wolverines, Bulldogs chomp Bluejays

(Newser) - Billy Gillispie got perhaps his biggest win so far as the first-year coach of Kentucky, stunning No. 3 Tennessee in a signature 72-66 win. The high-scoring Volunteers were held to just 39% shooting from the field—7 of 26 from long range—and the Wildcats' ball-control offense ensured a manageable... More »

Rodriguez Implicated in Gutting WVU Football Files

WVU offices found emptied upon staff's return from Fiesta Bowl

(Newser) - Seven years of football documents have gone missing from WVU's Puskar Center - from player's personal files to conditioning charts - and former head coach Rich Rodriguez is the prime suspect, the Charleston Gazette reports. Rodriguez and an assistant were spotted shredding papers in his office on the 18th of... More »

WVU Turns on Rodriguez

Mountaineer faithful sending death threats after coach leaves for Michigan, says mom

(Newser) - Rich Rodriguez's abrupt departure from WVU to become head coach of Michigan's football program has left Mountaineers fans in an uproar and his family under siege, reports the Charleston Daily Mail. Rodriguez's mother tells the paper that her grandchildren have received death threats at school, and her son's West Virginia... More »

No. 25 Badgers Best Wolverines

Super frosh Gordon leads No. 11 Indiana past Iowa, Penn State beats Northwestern

(Newser) - No. 25 Wisconsin got 25 points from reserve freshman Jon Leuer and beat Michigan 70-54 to open Big Ten conference play. The Badgers improve to 11-2 with the win and both losses were to Top Ten teams, Marquette and Duke. On the flip side, Michigan fell to 4-9 and is... More »

Carr Ends Career on Top as Michigan Bests Florida

Coach calls victory 'extremely meaningful'

(Newser) - In the final game for the Wolverines' celebrated head coach Lloyd Carr, Michigan won its first bowl game in five years, beating the ninth-ranked Gators 42-35 in today's Capital One Bowl, the Detroit News reports. Wolverines' QB Chad Henne had 373 yards and three touchdown passes, and Mike Hart had... More »

Rodriguez to Leave WVU for Big House

44-year-old wunderkind will bring no-huddle spread to Michigan

(Newser) - Michigan's turbulent month-long search to replace legendary coach Lloyd Carr is over. Rich Rodriguez, the six-year coach at West Virginia and one of the architects of its devastating no-huddle spread offense, will defect after compiling a record of 60-26 at his alma mater. His salary is rumored to be in... More »

LSU Will Let Michigan Speak With Miles About Job

Coach will meet with Wolverines next week

(Newser) - LSU confirmed that Michigan officially requested to speak with Les Miles about becoming the school’s next football coach. The talks will not begin until next week, after LSU plays Tennessee for the SEC championship game. Miles is a Michigan alum and met his wife at the school. His contract... More »

Carr Rides Off into the Sunset

Michigan coach's legacy was national title and 13 bowl appearances

(Newser) - Lloyd Carr, the third-winningest coach in Michigan football history, will step down at the end of the season. 2007 was difficult for Carr, whose Wolverines were shocked in a loss to lower division Appalachian State and then battered by Oregon to start the season; later losses to Wisconsin and archrival... More »

#5 Georgetown Spanks Michigan 74-52

Pittsburgh, NC State, Arkansas also feast on unranked fodder

(Newser) - College basketball's #5 Georgetown delivered an eyepopping first half against Michigan, posting the game's first 12 points and 11 rebounds; the halftime score was 43-19. The Hoyas shot the lights out (6 of their first 8 on three-pointers) and strangled the Wolverines with signature stingy defense. In other college hoops... More »

Michigan Breaks Losing Streak; Notre Dame Takes the Fall

Wolverines punish the Irish at Big House

(Newser) - Michigan's woes are over—for the time being. For Notre Dame, troubles have only increased after a humiliating 38-0 defeat yesterday in Ann Arbor. For both teams, yesterday's game was an opportunity to dispel qualms stemming from dismal 0-2 starts.  The Wolverine's Mike Hart  was dominant, rushing for 187... More »

Ducks Crush Wolverines at Big House

Beleaguered Michigan drops second straight, this time to Oregon

(Newser) - If last week's close upset to Appalachian State was embarrassing for Michigan, this week's 39-7 blowout by the Oregon ducks could be catastrophic. For the first time since 1959, the Wolverines have lost two straight at home to open the season. They've also dropped four straight games for the first... More »

Michigan Sacked in AP Poll of Top Teams

Slips from No. 5 to fall off list of best 25

(Newser) - Michigan's awful first week continued yesterday as the team fell off Associated Press' media poll of the top 25 university teams. Ranked No. 5 at the start of the season, Michigan skidded off the list after losing to 1-AA Appalachian State on Saturday. No team has fallen that far in... More »

Notre Dame, U-M Will Play Until 2031

NCAA football's greatest rivalry gets a reprieve

(Newser) - One of college football's greatest  battles will be fought for another quarter century: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are slated to play the Michigan Wolverines at least once per season until 2031. A previous contract had dictated the schools, which have played each other since 1978, would cease regularly scheduled... More »

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